CEO & Founder
Vishal Garg is the Founder and CEO of Better, the # 1 digital mortgage lender in America. Better is on a mission to make homeownership faster, cheaper, and just plain better for all Americans. Since its founding in 2015, Better has originated over $100 billion in home loans, more than $38 billion in insurance, and over $3 billion in real estate transactions, all entirely online and commission-free. At 21 years old, Vishal dropped out of the investment banking analyst program at Morgan Stanley to start MyRichUncle, which he grew from zero into the second largest private student lender in the United States and took public on NASDAQ in 2005. Vishal has received numerous awards, including E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, Housing Wire’s Most Influential Mortgage Executive, and the Golden Pegleg Award for Outstanding Alumni from Stuyvesant High School. In addition to his commitment to homeownership, Vishal is a passionate advocate for leveling the playing field through public education. In 2021, he launched a partnership with the Fund for Public Schools in NYC, donating nearly $2M to purchase Chromebooks, iPads, Wi-Fi hotspots, books, and uniforms for New York City public school students from low-income backgrounds. The project supported over 20,000 students learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally from India, Vishal is a lifelong New Yorker. He grew up in Queens, NY, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and NYU. Vishal now lives in downtown Manhattan with his loving wife and three kids.